We will unashamedly say that we at Japandaman HQ are massive fans of the Kamen Rider franchise, in particular Kamen Rider Wizard. We love Haruto Sohma and his ongoing battles against the villainous Phantoms as he continues in his quest to save the Gates.
So we are beyond excited to hear of the news that a movie blending some of the most awesome franchises to come out of Japan has had a trailer released for it. The movie, Super Hero Taisen Z, will mix some of the biggest tokuatsu shows from Space Sheriff Gavan, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters and Kamen Rider Wizard. Tokusatsu is a term given “to any live-action film or television drama that usually features superheroes and makes considerable use of special effects (tokusatsu literally translates as “special filming” in Japanese).” (Wikipedia)
The film launches across Japanese cinema on April 27 directed by Osamu Kaneda (Kamen Rider Fourze) with a screenplay penned by Shoji Yonemura (KR Kabuto, Smile! Precure). Production duties were being looked over by Shinichiro Shirakura.